Sunday, 29 November 2009
Trained at Farnham School of Art (76 to 79) followed by Royal College of Art.He is well known for his detailed sprigged pots and tableware with their softly washed exteriors. Playful and thoughtful the work has its roots in the slipware and earthenware traditions found in Britain and Europe.
Makes a selected range of domestic ware forms, including bottles, bowls and most especially jugs.She works both in stoneware and earthenware, using the wheel and firing in an electric kiln. Much of her work consists of one-off pieces which incorporate incised or grooved lines and contrasting glazes to explore the relationship between form and surface.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Initially a research chemist, Peter Smith turned his hand to ceramics and started a pottery in Cornwall. He aims to combine the ‘feel’ of traditional earthenware with contemporary ideas and forms. The basic form is often thrown on the wheel in a heavily grogged brown clay. One can see where the potter has used his hands to shape the material, pushing and pinching the clay, the marks of making deliberately left to suggest the process.
Originally from Japan where he trained as an oil painter. Was influenced at this time by Gaugin - the use of colour was carried across into his ceramic work, with texture remaining an important element. Pieces are slab built using porcelain. He now lives and works on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.
Tony Laverick has been a full time potter since 1988.